Internal Communications

The information on these pages is intended for DHS workers, and we are happy to share the communications with our public readers.

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”  ~ George Washington Carver

To all staff:  Please share your suggestions and concerns with Director Patricia McManaman or with Deputy Director Barbara Yamashita by sending an email to; mahalo for your kokua.

Employee Newsletters

Employee’s Retirement Systems (ERS)

Retirement Workshops

Retirement Workshop Sign-up form
Hawaii County Pre-Retirement Workshop TBA
ERS Pre-Retirement Workshop – Hawaii TBA
Kauai County Pre-Retirement Workshop TBA
ERS Pre-Retirement Workshop – Kauai TBA
ERS Pre-Retirement Workshop – Maui TBA

Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF)

Information on EUTF Site

Forms can be found at

 DHS Personnel Office Training Classes

Training Program Schedule Sign-up form
Bloodborne Pathogens Training – Oahu TBA
Safety Management Training TBA
Workplace Safety Training for Employees November 25, 2014  DHS 104
Standard First Aid Oahu Nov. 13th and Dec. 11th  DHS 104
Administrative Procedures for Supervisors TBA
Administrative Procedures for Clericals TBA


Social Services Division Required Training Classes

Training Program Schedule Sign-up form


Department of Human Resources Development

Training Program Schedule Sign-up form
DHRD Safety Branch Training Schedule July to December 2014 DHS 104
DHRD State Executive Branch Training Catalog July – December 2014 DHS 104
Free Public Forums TBA


Hawaii State Ethics Commission Training

Training Program Schedule Sign-up form
Ethics Commission Training
(Kona, Molokai, Kauai, and Oahu)
October 2014 DPS 411


UFUE / TANF / TAONF Resources

SEE Program Videos

Discovery Health Connection Web Services Launch on October 19, 2006, with  a keynote address by Dr. Drew Pinksy. Watch our launch speakers

Notable Sources for Information

Information of Interest

2014 Incentive &  Sustained Superior Performance (SSP) Awards
State Capitol Auditorium, August 29, 2014

** A special thanks to Rachel Thorburn (CWS) for taking individual photos**